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Meringues Royal Icing very sticky/gum and hard

post #1 of 3
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I was taught to make royal icing by wooden spoon (not a mixer) and it takes forever.
So I read on CC that I can use meringues powder instead. Recipe on you tube said:
4 cups of icing sugar
3table spoons of MPowder
6tbl spoons of warm water
Slowly beat it all together with a mixer for 7-12minutes.
I found the water is to little it just crumbles, adding a bit more water helps BUT it's very thick and I can hardly press it through the piping nozzle.
Adding a tat bit more water causes it to be gummy and stringy and I hardly can pipe onto the cake with it, it puls like gum and it is still hard.
I'd it's hard I can't add more water as it makes it even more sticky and gummy and it becomes runny, any thicker and I can't pipe it without hurting my fingers.
What should I do I don't want to waist more icing?
Over to you cake bakers......
post #2 of 3
that looks like the Wilton recipe that I was taught. For me where I live 6T would bee too much, I have more success if I slowly dribble in he water until it shiny and a little runny, then I turn my mixer up to about 8 (Kitchen Aid) and just let it go for 3-7 minutes until it is no longer shines. This pumps up the air and volume. Good luck!
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Thanks I think I put way t much icing sugar in?
One cup is 240ml right?
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